The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising the Thailand Health and Wellness Tourism Showcase 2015 under the concept of Anti-Aging Tourism: The Next Big Thing in Health Tourism. The event is scheduled to be held from 14 to 17 September, 2015.
Mrs. Vilaiwan Twichasri, Deputy Governor for Tourism Products and Business of TAT said, “This event will showcase the potential of Thailand along with its plethora of health and wellness products to international awareness. It will also provide a marketing platform for Thai health and wellness providers to discuss prospective business deals with medical tourism facilitators and travel agencies from across the globe.”
The Thailand Health and Wellness Tourism Showcase 2015 will consist of a trade conference and business matching meeting day on 14 September at the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel.
The one-day event will highlight why Thailand has become the premier destination for anti-aging tourism along with informative presentation on the concept of anti-aging medicine. In the afternoon, buyers will get the chance to discuss business deals with the top 36 anti-aging and aesthetic providers in Thailand, including hospitals, anti-aging clinics, aesthetic clinics, plastic surgery clinics, medical spas, sport medicine centres, and health resorts.
On 15-16 September, TAT will organise an educational trip bringing the medical tourism facilitators and travel agencies as well as VIPs and member of the press to visit top anti-aging and aesthetic centres and test the services in Bangkok, Phuket, and Pattaya.
The event has so far attracted 30 international media, 50 medical tourism facilitators and travel agencies approximately as well as participants from 18 countries, including Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Denmark, Indonesia, Japan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam. Among the VIPs guests are Dr. Khalid Hasan Hendawi from Qatar and Ms. Ling Ling, Miss International Queen 2014 from Lao PDR.
Ms. Vilaiwan said, “We hope that this event will further strengthen the awareness of Thailand as the premier destination for anti-aging tourism, and that the trade event would help generate more than 500 million Baht to the Thai economy.”